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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

Hey there PorchDrinkers! I am back from a week away from the blog. I was in Vegas hanging with my wife and our friends Ramon and Jess. That shit was tight. But, I am back and I want to make sure to thank Tristan Chan for filling in for me in my absence, thanks dawg. And now it is on to business. Wednesday mornings are when we drop that funky fresh news for this week’s PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat which brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week in the Denver Metro Area.

Are you native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? Or are you new to the city and just looking for the best place to find tasty suds and get uncled? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat and return each week to find out where all of the things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area and surrounding areas. If you need something to do, we can usually tell you how to keep it beer’y while you do so.


Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2401 Blake St. #1, Denver, CO 80205

For this week’s Wayward Wednesday, RNB are getting exotic with the hops! They’ll pour double-dry-hopped J. Marie, with both German Hull Melon and experimental hop HBC342! First pours at 3pm Wednesday…also, Whiskey Barrel Quandary is still on tap and available in bottles!

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Coffee Mexican Chocolate Stout Cask Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 3:00 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

CKBC are starting the New Year off right with coffee cask month!! They are showcasing four different coffee bean styles from Pablo’s Coffee and have paired them with four of their amazing craft beers!!

This week: Coffee Mexican Chocolate Stout! They added Costa Rican coffee beans to their signature beer for a special twist on their cult classic! Truck Yeah Food Truck will be here serving up awesome sliders and tot combinations at 5pm!!

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O.G. Colfax Porter w/Coffee & Coconut @ Lost Highway Brewing (Capitol Hill)

Time: 3:00 p.m.
520 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80203

Lost Highway’s porter brewed with chocolate rye, caramel and other specialty dark malts to create a roasted nutty flavor with coffee and coconut paired with Crepe Cake. The Parisian Crepe layered with a Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Bean pastry cream should go really great with this robust porter.

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Artist Sando of the Week Announcement & $2 Craft Can Night @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

This week’s artisan sando: Green chili braised pork shoulder, cotija, avocado/lime crema & fritos, on a griddled hose roll! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close.

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Whiskey Barrel Big Hoppy Brown Beer Release @ Baere Brewing (Speer/Baker)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
320 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

This Wednesday at 5 Baere Brewing will tap the second round of Whiskey Barrel Big Hoppy Brown; this time aged in a Laws Bourbon Whiskey Barrel. Come on in for the celebration!!

Free House Beer @ West Flanders Brewery (Boulder)

Time: All Day
1225 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80550

FREE BEER TODAY! Come into the bar and give the bartender the password “wee hefty” and get a free pint of house beer! Bonus high fives if you say it in a Scottish accent! Today (Wednesday) Only!

Berliner “Wit”- Humpday Firkin @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00 p.m.
6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

A sessionable sour ale made by blending a gallon of aged sour red ale with High Hops’ Witty One, their American Wheat ale. This brew has a touch of tartness and a nice, crisp finish.


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Fruit Cake Plum Dubbel – Firkin Thursday @ Station 26 Brewing Co (Northeast Park Hill)

Time: 4:00 p.m.
7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207

Their Belgian Dubbel with Italian plums plus fresh lemon zest, allspice, star anise, and cloves!
Plus the Roaming Bull Brasserie will be out front serving dinner all night.

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SPECIAL BARREL AGED BREW RELEASE PARTY @ 1933 Brewing Company (Fort Collins)

Time: 3:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.
Suite C, 4025 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525

The folks at 1933 Brewing Co. will tap their special Barrel Aged version of The Revenuer IPA. This brew was aged in a Feisty Spirits Triticale Whiskey Barrel. They’ll also have pizza and fried pickles (made with their IPA) complimentary of their neighbors CosmoNoms. You can now order from CosmoNoms from the taproom! How nommin’ cool is that?!


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German Gravity Beer Tapping @ Bull and Bush Brewery (Glendale)

Time: 11:00 a.m.
4700 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver, CO 80246

January is Gravity Month at Bull & Bush Brewery! Every Friday of this month, they’ll tap a different 20 Liter Gravity Keg of German beer. This week, Bull and Bush tap Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe Red Monkey Mandarina #3.

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Double IPA, Ilium, Tapping @ Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewery (Five Points/RiNo)

Time: 2:00 p.m.
2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Their 1st ever Double IPA, Ilium, taps this Friday at 2PM! It’s ridiculously hopped with CTZ, Nugget, & Willamette, then dry hopped (1lb per barrel) with Cascade & Centennial. This is sure to please even the hoppiest of hoping hop heads. #hipHOPhooray

Firkin Friday – Black Currant Double IPA @ Dry Dock Brewing Company – South Dock (South Aurora)

Time: 3:00 p.m.
15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

Every Friday, Dry Dock Brewing Company’s South Dock tasting room taps a specialty firkin at 3 pm. This week’s firkin is bartenders’ choice! And we really, really like the bartender’s decision.

Also to celebrate its CANniversary on Saturday, Dry Dock is giving you the chance to win FREE BEER FOR A YEAR. To enter, guess the number of cans produced by Dry Dock Brewing Co. since the North Dock canning launch on January 24, 2013. Guess here by Friday, January 23rd at midnight.

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Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer Fest (no. 5) @ Parry’s Pizza – GWV (Greenwood Village)

Time: 4:00 p.m.
5970 S Holly St Greenwood Village, CO 80111

This Friday at 4pm, get down to Parry’s Pints Greenwood Village location for a special Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer Fest (no. 5). Some great beers will be on tap and Mile High Sports will be broadcasting live. They’ll also be giving away a large, flat screen TV to some lucky person. Parry’s will be tapping: World Wide Stout by Dogfish Head Beer, Lilikoi by Avery Brewing Company, La Folie by New Belgium Brewing, Molotov Cocktail by Evil Twin Brewing and Senorita Horchata Imperial Porter by Elevation Brewing Company.

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Day 1: 2015 Denver Winter Brew Fest @ Mile High Station (Lincoln Park)

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for VIP early entrance; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the General Session
2027 West Lower Colfax Ave Denver Colorado 80204

The Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. Warm up with unlimited tastings of some of the best brews available – souvenir glass included! Early entry includes first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance hour and experience the Cabot Cheese and Tivoli Distributing beer pouring. Please note that different breweries will be pouring for this event.


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Odell Brewing’s 2015 Sweaty Sweater 5K and Polar Bear Plunge @ Horsetooth Reservoir

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins CO

Odell Brewing is sponsoring the beer garden at 2015’s Sweaty Sweater 5K and Polar Bear Plunge! We’ll be pouring Easy Street Wheat (for “beermosas”) and 90 Shilling. See you after the race/plunge!

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**SOLD OUT ** Brewed – A Coffee and Beer Workshop @ Epic Brewing – Denver (Five Points)

Time: 10:00 a.m.
3001 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205

Join us as we explore the confluence of where beer and coffee meet. Local coffee roasters and Local brewers will be on hand to discuss what they’re doing individually and lead in what promises to be an eye opening and smile inducing tasting experience. This will be a workshop style event with time to blend your own coffee/beer combinations. Ticket cost includes coffee, beer and light snacks. Breakfast will NOT be served, so we recommend eating before the event starts.

Saturday Session @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: Noon-5:00 p.m.
3920 Tennyson St Denver, CO 80212

E’ery Saturday, you get two slices of the day + three drafts = $16 per person, no exceptions please, from Noon-5 p.m.

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Tropical Citrus Lager & CANniversary at North Dock @ Dry Dock North (North Aurora)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80011

Beer Can Appreciation Day just so happens to fall on the first day that Dry Dock started canning its beer. Join Dry Dock at Canoe Room at North Dock for the 2-year anniversary of Dry Dock’s canned offerings— raffle prizes, food, and live music included. Every Saturday, Canoe Room at North Dock taps a specialty firkin at noon. Head on over for a fresh twist on the lager during Dry Dock’s CANniversary party to celebrate 2 years of the brewery’s canned offerings!
Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Chris Dismuke Music 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Brewery Collectibles
North Dock tours

Real Ale, Real Love Firkin Festival @ Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn (Loveland)

Time: 3:00 p.m.
5542 East US Highway 34, Loveland, CO 80537

Real Ales Real Love Firkin Festival is northern Colorado’s first Firkin Festival! Loveland Colorado’s breweries, Grimm Brothers and Verboten Brewing have teamed up with Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Conference Center to host a special firkin & cask event January 24, 2015 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. This unique festival showcases one off beers by the best local breweries in Northern Colorado.
This will be a smaller more intimate beer festival with representatives from the brewing community.

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Crooked Stave Artisans’ Tap Takeover @ Tap and Handle (Fort Collins)

Time: 4:15 p.m.
307 S College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Tap and Handle are proud to announce Fort Collins’ biggest beer event of this year! Tap and Handle will be tapping 50+ beers from Crooked Stave Artisans’ portfolio. Most of you know Crooked Stave as the brewery, but they also distribute other beer from some of the best breweries in the country! List includes: Almanac, Breakside, Evil Twin, Off Color, Jester King, Jolly Pumpkin, Kulmbacher, Mikkeller, Perennial, Prairie, Societe, Stillwater and of course Crooked Stave!
Sours, IPA’s, Stouts, Wild Ales, True Belgians… All will be tapped this Friday at 4:15pm.
Think about the best beers from these breweries and be prepared to be blown away…

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Gunbarrel Brewing Co’s 1st Beer Release Party @ Grandma’s House Brewery (Athmar Park)

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Grandma’s House – 1710 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Join Gunbarrel Brewing Company for their first tapping party at Grandma’s House as they will be pouring a limited release of Salt Lick Gose and Rosemerry Pale Ale. Salt Lick is their Gose that was brewed traditionally with coriander seeds, and has a pleasant sharpness from the addition of salt. The finish is dry, tangy, and effervescent. Rosemerry is Gunbarrel Brewing Co’s signature pale ale and boasts a flowery hop character, with hints of citrus and pine and a crisp finish. Dry hopped with fresh organic rosemary, this brew evokes memories of merriment. The Tony Guacamole food truck will be there serving up tasty grub.

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Break Your Resolutions Party @ Chain Reaction Brewing Company (Athmar Park)

Time: 2:00 p.m. to close
902 S Lipan St, Denver, Colorado 80223

Swing in for a New Year’s ‘Break Your’ Resolution Party on Saturday, January 24th from 2pm to close. They are dedicating this day to nothing but good times, good people, good food and great beer! They will be tapping their latest barrel aged beer “Chardonnay Barrel Aged Pink Peppercorn Saison” along with a few other new, tasty beers. They will also have Rocky Mountain Slices down slinging pizza for the event! This is one that you don’t want to miss out on so mark your calendar with a map to Chain Reaction Brewing!

Come in wearing your best Gym/Workout Clothes, they will be having a costume contest and other activities to win some Chain Reaction Brewing Co beer and swag. High Plains Tap House Collaboration at 2pm. Chardonnay barrel aged Pink Peppercorn Saison will get tapped at 5pm.

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2015 Vintage Beer Sale @ Falling Rock Tap House (Ballpark/LoDo)

Time: Saturday January 24th and Sunday January 25th from noon until 5:00 p.m.
1919 Blake St Denver, CO 80202

There will be a list posted on giant whiteboards in the bar. It will list the beer, year, what the price was, and what we will be selling them for now. Oh, and quantity. Most of these are 2-3 bottles, but some of the more vintage are only 1 bottle. Come early, place your order with the servers or bartenders, and hope you got there first. Falling Rock will fill the orders as they come in, and Chris will be updating the board as they pull bottles so it will be as current as possible.

Just remember per Colorado law, YOU MUST DRINK THE BEER ON SITE! You are not allowed to purchase these to take home.

Day 2: 2015 Denver Winter Brew Fest @ Mile High Station (Lincoln Park)

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for VIP early entrance; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the General Session
2027 West Lower Colfax Ave Denver Colorado 80204

The Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. Warm up with unlimited tastings of some of the best brews available – souvenir glass included! Early entry includes first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance hour and experience the Cabot Cheese and Tivoli Distributing beer pouring. Please note that different breweries will be pouring for this event.


Hops & Pie Beer Club @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
3920 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212

What is Hops & Pie beer club you might ask? For a yearly $60 bucks, you get anytime happy hour; which equates to $1 off our craft drafts, slices of the day & 10” pies, whenever you come in. Every Sunday we open an hour early just for you! And you get your 3rd draft free!!! On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we treat you to 50 cent select drafts.

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Sunday Night Picture Show – Blazing Saddles @ Black Shirt Brewing (Five Points)

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 80205

The seventh installment of BSB’s SNPS presents: Blazing Saddles – January 25th @5pm – “’Xcuse me while I whip this out!”


BREWERY CLOSING – Last Day of Business @ Freedom’s Edge (Fort Collins)

Time: Stop in During Business Hours
224 Linden St Fort Collins, CO 80524

The first brewery to close in over a year, Freedom’s Edge Fort Collin’s location will be closing it’s doors after just 10 months of slinging suds in Colorado. After some lengthy family discussions, they have come to the realization that their Ft. Collins brewery is just too small for their future plans and they are spreading themselves much too thin as a result. They have made the decision to move out of their current building and redirect their attention to their distribution goals. They will be closing the brewery on Monday the 26th. Remember, their Cheyenne brewery is only a few short miles up I-25 if you get thirsty before they start distributing in FoCo! Come out for a few pints this week to celebrate their future endeavors.

Wing Hut Power Hour @ Dry Dock – South Dock (South Aurora)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
15120 E Hampden Ave Aurora, Colorado 80014

Join Wing Hut at South Dock for 50-cent wings from 6 to 7pm. Quell the heat with some delicious barleypops. Good Monday, huh?!

Keep the Glass Night! @ Our Mutual Friend (Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm
2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Keep the Glass night! Every Tuesday for $10 you get an artist series glass (10oz) and three fills (under 8% abv). Every month (or while supplies last), Our Mutual Friend will feature a new artist. Support local art and local suds!

Double Stamp Tuesday @ Funkwerks (Ft. Collins)

Time: All day long every Tuesday
1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Today is Double Stamp Tuesday! And their cooler is full of yummy beer. Plus Saison 4-packs! You can receive a stamp (or two on Tuesdays) for a 4-pack, but you can only redeem a full stamp card for a 750ml bottle.

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FREE BEER with a Growler Fill @ Odyssey Beerwerks (East Arvada)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
5535 W 56th Ave #107, Arvada, CO 80002

Get a FREE BEER from Odyssey Beerwerks when you buy a growler fill. Offer good all day on Tuesdays. Also enjoy Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm.

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Tap-It! Tuesdays @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Time: 6:00 p.m.
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80216

Each Tuesday, Crooked Stave will tap a specialty keg in their taproom. Look for whacky fruit combos, dry-hopping or special barrels with these gems.

Tuesday Night 23 @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212

Swing in every Tuesday night for the ‘Tuesday Night 23.’ You get two drafts and a two topping 18″pie for $23 bucks. Fuck yeah.

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Whiskey Dinner: True Grit with High West Whiskey @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Littleton)

Time: 6:30 p.m.
7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

A representative from the High West distillery will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver to help present their first whiskey dinner of 2015! Leave it to the fearless Coen Brothers to take an age old classic western and give it the rugged, humorous twist so commonly found in their filmography. Hailee Steinfeld bursts with youthful radiance among giants like Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Jeff Bridges in this story of tracking down a murderer in the wild American west. $50 bones, yo!


  • Course #1: Outlaw’s Last Meal – Southern Pork and Beans paired with Rendezvous Rye Manhattan on a large cube.
  • Course #2: Damn Ducks! – Bourbon (American Prairie Reserve) Glazed Roasted Duck and Southern Succotash paired with Campfire straight up on a large cube.
  • Course #3: Sun In Your Rye – Homemade Bourbon Corn Bread Pudding with a burnt cherry glaze paired with a Double Rye Sazerac neat.

Fermenting Future Events That Are Tapping Soon As All Get Out …

Jan 29thBeer Dinner with Brewery Rickoli @ Colorado Plus (Wheat Ridge)
Jan 29thBison and Beer Dinner w/ Boulder Beer @ Kachina Southwestern Grille (Westminster)
Jan 29thBeer Dinner: DJANGO UNCHAINED w/ Avery Brewing @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Littleton)
Jan 29thSnowbank Brewing Beer Dinner @ Wapiti Colorado Pub (Loveland)
Jan 30thCraft Beer & Chocolate Desserts Pairing @ West Flanders Brewing Co (Fort Collins)
Feb 2ndDéjà vu – Ground Hog Day Special with Stone Brewing @ Cheeky Monk – Colfax (Capitol Hill)
Feb3rd – For the Love of Beer – Keep the Glass Night w/Kasteel Rouge @ Cheeky Monk (Westminster)
Feb 7thLost in the Woods @ New Belgium (Fort Collins)
Feb 8thLost in the Woods @ Terminal Bar (LoDo/Union Station)
Feb 8thJagged Mountain Beer Pairing Dinner w/Bakin’ Bakery @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)
Mar 21stCollaboration Fest @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Sun Valley)

Did we miss any events in this week’s Denver Beer Beat? Let us know by emailing us at
Cory {at} PorchDrinking {dot} com.

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Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as good company as this! Stay Thirsty and Keep Denver Beer’d!



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